If you or anyone you know has any symptoms of a common cold or flu infection, call your local veterinarian for advice on how to protect yourself.
It’s a rare but not unheard of medical emergency, which has been increasing in recent years.
But for the most part, vets aren’t trained to respond to this type of emergency, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association.
And in some cases, it can be difficult for vets to even know what to do.
So how do you protect yourself if you or someone you know needs help?
Here are some steps to take if you have any of these common ailments:What to look for and avoidThe best way to get tested for any of the common ailments is by going to a veterinary emergency group, such as the American Pet Products Association’s Veterinary Emergency Centers.
There, vets can ask the person to fill out a questionnaire about their symptoms, symptoms history, medical history and vaccination history.
You can also call the CDC at 1-800-CDC-INFO for more information.
The CDC has also created a website, Veterinary Emergency Alerts, where you can find the latest information about common cold and flu symptoms and how to get vaccinated.
The website also has a section that includes tips on how you can protect yourself in case you have to travel.
Here are a few tips to get you started:If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a common condition, make sure to call your veterinarian and get tested.
Get a flu vaccine as soon as you’re sure your symptoms are clear.
Talk to your doctor about the right antibiotics for your situation.
It can be a good idea to have one in your pet’s diet and in their medicine cabinet, according the CDC.
If you can’t get it from a veterinarian, your vet will prescribe the right one.
Be prepared to talk about your health.
Make sure to ask for the right information and follow the advice of your veterinarian.
Talk about the symptoms with your pet if you are able, but be careful not to say too much or to make too much of what you’re experiencing.
Don’t take on too much responsibility.
Be patient and respectful with your pets, according these CDC guidelines.
Be careful with the medication you’re taking.
If your pet has any medical conditions that make them more likely to be contagious, it might be best to wait until you have tested for the condition.
You might need to see your vet for additional testing or treatment.
Keep your pets away from other pets, especially if you know they have symptoms.
You also might want to stay away from children and pets younger than 6 years old.